This craziness, brought to us by ABC News Australia, offers a peak into the world of underground quadcopter racing, a growing sport in the land down under. But the dizzying video doesn’t just show what’s being recorded by the copters, it shows what’s being seen by the pilots that fly them.
Known as first-person-view (FVP) racing, the pilots involved are aided by special goggles that stream a live feed from tiny cameras onboard their drones. They have to react fast – controlling the vehicles as if they were actually sitting inside of them, whizzing around at 60 miles-per-hour. (I would vomit. Repeatedly.)
“About 30 drone racers gathered for [this] high-speed showdown,” reports ABC’s Jason Om. “They spent hours custom building their multi-rotor machines and fitting them with cameras – some of them just held together with gaffer tape.”